Black Wildebeest

Black wildebeest, also known as white-tailed gnu, are a species of antelope that are native to the grasslands and savannas of southern and southeastern Africa. They are distinctive with their long, shaggy hair, black manes, and impressive horns that can reach up to 30 inches in length. Black wildebeest are highly social animals and are often seen in large herds of up to several hundred individuals. They are known for their distinctive migration patterns, where they move from one area to another in search of food and water.

Why hunt

Black Wildebeest

with Craig Boddington?

A black wildebeest hunt is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that you won't want to miss. Our outfitters offer the best black wildebeest hunting expeditions in Africa, with experienced guides and top-notch equipment. Whether you're a seasoned hunter or a first-time adventurer, we guarantee you'll have a fantastic time. Book your black wildebeest hunt now and get ready for an unforgettable experience!

Black Wildebeest

Endorsed Outfitters that hunt

Black Wildebeest

Roche Safaris

Roche Safaris is a family run outfit operating in the Mpumalanga Province of South Africa and Mozambique. Our 70 000 acres of pristine game land provides the perfect hunting grounds for top quality animals.

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Antelope, Kudu, Wildebeest, Deer, Nyala, Warthog, Zebra, and many more.
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Dirk de Bod Safaris Namibia
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Africa
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Dirk de Bod and his Safaris Namibia are that rare entity in today’s Africa: A well-known name, but still a small outfit that retains the personal touch.

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Bleshbok, Cheetah, Crocodile, Zebra, Hippo, Buffalo, Black Wildebeest
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Hunt The Sun
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Africa
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Based in the Kimberley district in the central part of South Africa, the Diamond Capital of the World, Hunt the Sun offers several concession areas across South Africa.

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Buffalo, Impala, Zebra, Bushbuck, Steenbok, Wildebeest, Roan and many more.
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Game Trackers Africa

Jaco and his team of professional hunters and staff will ensure that you will enjoy the most memorable time of your life in wild Africa, tracking, stalking, and giving adrenaline-pumping opportunities, and creating life-long friendships around heart-warming campfires. Hunt with GAME TRACKERS AFRICA! Live the African Legacy.

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Antelope, Buffalo, Cheetah, Crocodile, Hippo, sitatunga, Dik-Dik.
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Chico & Sons Hunting Safaris - TSESSEBE SAFARIS

Chico & Sons Hunting Safaris contributes in Africa the experience of a lifetime hunting and living in the countryside. Chico and his entire family work together to hunt with true hunter friends, always fully integrated in nature, in the correct way, achieving great trophies and better experiences.

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Antelope, Impala, Baboon, Roan, Springbuck, Bushbuck, Rhino, and many more.
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Stanley Pieterse Safaris

Stanley Pieterse Safaris is owned and managed by Outfitter and Professional hunter Stanley Pieterse since 2007. We are based on our privately owned hunting area in Limpopo South Africa close to the Limpopo river and Botswana border.

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Steenbuck, Springbok, Blesbok, Monkey, Wolf, Cat, antelope, Ibex, Roan, Blesbuck, Blesbok, Wildebeest, Dik-Dik and more.
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John X Safaris

Carl van Zyl and his team at John X Safaris are a real class act! They're a second generation outfit based in the East Cape, South Africa, specializing in both plains and dangerous game, with a superb Cape Buffalo hunt at their base Woodlands Safari Estate.

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Baboon, other species
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Jamy Traut Safaris
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Africa
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Jamy Traut is a well-know and respected outfitter based in Namibia. Jamy Traut Hunting Safaris is a family-run operation dedicated to providing a small number of clients with an unequaled opportunity to hunt Africa's great game.

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Baboon, cat, Fox, Rhino, Reedbuck Wildebeest, Tsessebe, Kudu, Roan and other species
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Frontier Safaris

Family owned and operated. Burchell Private Game Reserve in South Africa is privately owned land and it is exclusively for our clients.

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Impala, Fox, Giraffe, Blesbuck, Grysbuck, Wildebeest, Cat, Lechwe, Steenbok, Steenbuck, Zebra and more.
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K&K Premium Jagd GmbH
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Europe
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K&K Premium Hunting - Your partner for exclusive hunting tours and safaris worldwide

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Deer, Ibex, Boar, Blesbok, Baboon, Pig, Impala, Fox, chamois and more.
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Eland Safaris

At Eland Safaris, you'll find an oasis in the African bushveld. A family-owned and operated company. Alex & Johnny Thomson with their wives Tamryn and Janeske as well as the professional hunters and staff, will not only ensure your safety, but also share their knowledge of this rich and diverse habitat.

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African wild Cat Baboon, Black Impala, Buffalo, Bushbuck
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J.P. Kleinhans Safaris

J.P. Kleinhans offers excellent concessions in the Eastern Cape and elsewhere in South Africa, offering a tremendous range of game. Africa has many extremely competent outfitters and professional hunters. J.P. is certainly among them, but few make it as much fun! If you like to laugh, you’ll love hunting with J.P. Kleinhans!

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Water Buffalo
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Frequently Asked Questions

What distinguishes Black Wildebeest hunting from other hunts?

Black Wildebeest hunting is marked by the animal's unpredictable and spirited nature. Their unique appearance, with a mane of dark hair, large curved horns, and a "clown-like" demeanor, adds an exciting dimension to the hunt. The challenge lies in the animal's keen senses, herd behavior, and unpredictable movements.

Where are your recommended hunting locations for Black Wildebeest?

We recommend hunting Black Wildebeest in areas like South Africa, Namibia, and Botswana, where their populations are healthy and hunting is conducted sustainably. Different regions offer diverse terrains, from grasslands to semi-deserts, providing unique hunting experiences.

When is the ideal time to go on a Black Wildebeest hunt?

The best time to hunt Black Wildebeest generally coincides with the cooler and drier months in southern Africa, typically from April to October. During this period, the animals are more likely to gather around water sources, making them easier to locate.

What equipment is needed for a successful Black Wildebeest hunt?

Key gear for hunting Black Wildebeest includes:

  • A medium to heavy caliber rifle, such as a .270 or .300 Win Mag, for taking ethical shots at various distances.
  • Quality scope for accurate targeting.
  • Clothing suitable for the climate and environment, often in camouflage or neutral tones.
  • Sturdy, comfortable boots, as stalking may be required.
  • Binoculars or spotting scope for observing the herd and selecting a target.

Can a Black Wildebeest hunt be combined with other species?

Yes, Black Wildebeest hunting can often be paired with other plains game species like Blesbok, Springbok, or Gemsbok, depending on the location and outfitter's offerings. Many hunters choose to pursue multiple species during a safari.

What physical fitness level is recommended for hunting Black Wildebeest?

While stalking may be involved, Black Wildebeest hunting doesn't typically require exceptional physical fitness. However, a general level of fitness and the ability to walk moderate distances over uneven terrain can enhance the hunting experience.

Are there specific ethical considerations or unique aspects of hunting Black Wildebeest?

Ethical hunting practices, including respectful behavior towards the animal and the environment, are always important. Additionally, understanding Black Wildebeest's social behavior, identifying a mature animal, and making a responsible shot all contribute to an ethical and rewarding hunting experience. Working with an experienced guide or outfitter familiar with local Black Wildebeest behavior and habitat ensures a successful and respectful hunt.

The CBEO Experience

At Craig Boddington Endorsed Outfitters, we value transparency, integrity, and the absolute best in hunting experiences. We believe that each hunt is more than just a price tag - it's a personalized journey for every hunter while we cannot list specific prices like the impersonal hunting directories out there you may have seen, we want to emphasize that we hand-pick outfitters known for their impeccable service, expert knowledge, and fair pricing. We understand that a hunt is an investment and we are committed to ensuring our clients get the best possible return - in experience, satisfaction, and the thrill of the hunt.

What Does the CBEO Endorsement Mean?
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  • Endorsement by Craig Boddington, a hunting legend with over four decades of experience in outdoor journalism, is a testament to the quality and reliability of the hunting outfitter.
  • Our boots on the ground vetting means each endorsed outfitter is ensured to offer top-notch, expert knowledge, and a high standard of animal welfare and conservation.
  • Craig's endorsement are not influenced by sponsorships or partnerships. They are solely based on Craig's honest, personal experience and assessment.
  • Craig's endorsement outfitters understand that pricing is more than just a cost - it's the value you receive from a meticulously planned and executed hunt.
Booking and Pricing:
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  • We connect you with the outfitter directly for pricing and details. This ensures a personalized service tailored to your specific needs and expectations.
  • We ensure that all pricing is fair, competitive, and representative of the top-tier service offered by our endorsed outfitters.
  • By dealing directly with the outfitter, you avoid any third-party fees or commissions.
  • We are not a booking agency and accept no commissions. This means there is NO MARKUP on your hunt.
At CBEO, we're here to guide you to the right outfitter for your next great hunt. It's about more than cost - it's about Trust, Trophy Quality, Safety, and Your Reputation.